When looking for your first graduate job after university it can be difficult to know what you can expect to be earning.
Having put 3 or more years hard work into your degree and paid a significant sum to attend university, you want to see it pay off. Many driven graduates are keen to start raking in the cash right away but this can be easier said than done.
The subject you studied at university can have a significant impact on what you earn afterwards. Banking students can boast a graduate salary of £45,000 whereas art students may only start on £19,000 or less.
While your degree subject alone won’t define your earning potential, it’s good to have an idea of what similar graduates are earning. Take a look at the infographic below to discover what the average graduate salary is for your degree.
Many employers and recruiters will ask what your salary expectations are, so it’s important to know your worth. If your degree does not feature in the list above, take a look at the full graduate salary list here.
A point to remember
Your starting graduate salary is just that, a starting salary. Sometimes if an opportunity comes along that offers you fantastic training and professional development but a salary below your expectations, it may be worth compromising. Often employers will want you to prove your worth and if you do your salary will soon rise.
So, now you know what you should be earning… Go out and get it!
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